Saturday, March 24, 2018

Young cellist was killed by one of the Austin TX bombs



One of the victims of the Austin, TX pipe bombs was a young cellist.  A Facebook friend shared this post with photo. 
  
His name was Draylen Mason. 


I’m not sure I can identify the solo cello piece in the video.  The Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites is a good place to start.

Unfortunately Mason was targeted by a slur from a closed-captioning company in the DFW area. I lived in that area in the 1980s, and sometimes there were problems then. 

I did attend the March for our Lives to End Gun Violence in Washington DC.  Of course, the Austin incident wasn't caused by guns, but it was caused by homemade weapons. 
      
We lost a violinist (Tyler Clementi) to suicide after anti-gay bullying in 2010.

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